Editors’ Notes Few figures in hip-hop have changed the game as fundamentally as Marshall Mathers. The Detroit emcee's cutting wordplay and playfully sadistic wit have earned him fans beyond hip-hop’s borders and made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came charging out of the gate with “Berzerk,” a Rick Rubin–produced track that chopped up the heavy guitars of Billy Squier's “The Stroke,” name-checked Public Enemy, and delivered a flurry of jabs at celebrities. In short: classic Eminem. Combining forces with Rubin and longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is gritty, raw, and an appropriately provocative sequel to Eminem's groundbreaking 2000 release.